Margaret Main

1785–1857 (Age 72)
Campbelltown, Inverness, Scotland, Scotland

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Main was born about 1785, her father, Alexander Main, was 18 and her mother, Elisabeth More, was 14. She married Thomas Ralph about 1780, in Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom. She died on 23 August 1857, in Hopeman, Morayshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Margaret Main
1785–1857
Thomas Ralph
1783–

Spouse & Children

  • Female1785–1857Female

  • Thomas Ralph

    Male1783–Male

Parents & Siblings

  • Alexander Main

    Male1767–Male

  • Elisabeth More

    Female1771–Female

siblings

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World Events (7)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 17

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 26

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1815

Age 30

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: from a reduced form of the Scandinavian personal name Magnus .2 Scottish: topographic name for a farmer who farmed the main farm on an estate.3 Scottish, English (of Norman origin), and French: from the Continental Germanic personal name Maino, Meino, a short form of the various compound names with a first element magin ‘strength’, ‘might’.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (2)

  • Margaret Maine in entry for Donald Moore, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Margt. Maine in entry for Jannet Moore, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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